It is hard to see how the NSA won’t retain broad powers to search the metadata, because the whole thrust of the agency has been to collect as much as possible for later searching by key words, etc. Only last week we discovered that the NSA has been collecting 200 million text messages a day from around the world.
Most people who’ve followed the Teina Pora case are convinced the Police mucked it up. The evidence (as outlined last year by TV3’s Third Degree and in a Maori Television documentary) makes a strong case that Teina Pora was not guilty of murdering Susan Burdett, and that his confession was false.
The government is attempting to address cyberbullying in the Harmful Digital Communications Bill, but this action is compromised by the Government Communications Security Bureau’s complicity in the most nasty forms of cyberbullying.